More rain means lower water bills for many - KOTA Territory News

More rain means lower water bills for many


It's as old as time in the business world: supply vs demand.

And this year with more water falling from the sky, water bills in KOTA Territory are dropping.
John Wagner the Water Superintendent for Rapid City says the reason many people are noticing saving on their July water bills is because of less demand.

He says so far for 2013 the Municipal Water Treatment Plant has treated 8% less than last year.

For the month of July alone, they have treated 10% less water, or about 55 million fewer gallons.
"I think people are very water conscious around here. Especially when it comes to irrigation and when there isn't a need to keep the grass green. They're obviously cutting back and not using as much water in irrigation," says Wagner.
The difference is obvious, last year much of South Dakota was in an exceptional drought, this year only a quarter the state is in drought.

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